[aur-general] Policy on abandoned projects?
ranguvar at archlinux.us
Mon Jan 18 17:14:15 EST 2010
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On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 15:26, Erik Johnson <palehose at gmail.com> wrote:
> What is the policy with regard to projects that appear to have been
> abandoned? For instance, no matter what distribution I run, I find
> myself compiling spellutils for its excellent "newsbody" program, which
> I use in mutt to feed aspell only the body of the message instead of the
> full message (including quoted replies, headers, etc). However, for some
> time now the homepage of this project has been defunct, and the
> developer has been unreachable. The project does not have a
> sourceforge/github/etc location from which the source code can be
> retrieved, I was only able to find the source code myself thanks to a
> couple different source code archives, which I am not sure if I can rely
> on 100% to keep the source available.
> What can I do to get this project into the AUR? I have no problem
> writing a PKGBUILD, I just need to find an acceptable way of making the
> source available, and I'm not sure if there's a protocol for this
> that AUR package maintainers typically follow.
> Many thanks,
> "For me, it is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to
> persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." --Carl Sagan
Personally, I would say that for an AUR package, a < 100% reliable
source is fine.
However, what I've done for high-demand packages (like my bin32-wine
when [extra] does not update quickly),
is to talk to people and find someone who would be kind enough to host.
Actually though, I think www.omploader.org works for PKGBUILDs. If it
does, it is both fast and reliable.
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